What Is Uptime?
Uptime is a term used to describe the period that your website is available and operational. In technical terms, it’s the uninterrupted time your hosting server experiences. Usually, uptime is expressed as a percentage of the total available time, “99.95%”, for example.
Ideally, uptime should be at 100%. In order for the website to receive 100% uptime, then it means it was available and accessible all year long, 24/7, without any downtimes.
Website Uptime Calculation
Uptime is calculated based on the number of hours that your web hosting server is available during a given period of time.
Here’s how uptime of your web hosting server is calculated:
The total number of hours your website is available divided by the total number of hours per year multiplied by 100.
That means, uptime = (Total available time/total time per year) x 100
Let’s take a look at an example. We know that there are 365 days per year so in terms of hours, there are a total of 365 x 24 = 8760 hours. And if there were 4 hours of downtime per year, then the calculation would be:
(8756 / 8760) x 100 = 99.95%
Factors that Affect Your Website Uptime
There are a lot of factors that can affect your web hosting server’s uptime including:
- Security threats
- Hardware failures
- Natural disaster
- Human error
- Backup disk corruption
- Power outage
- Updating Servers
This is why no web hosting provider can guarantee 100% uptime. It is always our goal at DTES Web & Directory Services to Solutions to come as close to that as possible and we are proud to say our record is excellent.
We provide redundant monitoring for all our sites and server from two independent providers. The following results are only for our server. Each client has their own link to their individual site (which is only available to them) as well as the main server.
Uptime Robot – Click Here
Updown – Click Here